Pacers vs. Wizards - 1/15/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Wizards (18-19) at Indiana Pacers (22-17)
NBA Basketball: Friday, January 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)
The Line: Indiana Pacers -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSMW
The Washington Wizards and Indiana Pacers square off Friday night at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
The Washington Wizards look for consistency after splitting their last 10 games. The Washington Wizards are averaging 101.4 points on 45.1 percent shooting and allowing 103.7 points on 46.6 percent shooting. John Wall is averaging 19.6 points and 9.6 assists while Otto Porter Jr. is averaging 12.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Gary Neal is dishing 1.3 assists and Nene Hilario is grabbing 4.3 rebounds. The Washington Wizards are shooting 36.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free throw line. The Wizards are allowing 38.1 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.2 turnovers per game. The Washington Wizards have won six of their last 10 road games. Kris Humphries and Marcin Gortat are questionable.
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The Indiana Pacers also could use a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Indiana Pacers are averaging 102.1 points on 44.4 percent shooting and allowing 98.4 points on 43.8 percent shooting. Paul George is averaging 24.1 points and 3.8 assists while C.J. Miles is averaging 13.7 points and three rebounds. Monta Ellis is dishing five assists and George Hill is grabbing 3.9 rebounds. The Indiana Pacers are shooting 35.5 percent from beyond the arc and 75.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pacers are allowing 32.4 percent shooting from deep and are forcing 16.1 turnovers per game. The Indiana Pacers have won seven of their last 10 home games. Rodney Stuckey is questionable with a foot injury.
The Wizards are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 9-4 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Pacers are 11-5 ATS in their last 16 home games and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NBA Southeast. The Wizards are 5-0 ATS in the last 5 meetings in Indiana and the road team is 16-5 ATS in the last 21 meetings.
The Pacers are the better team here and Washington is still banged up. I expect Indiana to roll here.